Results are above (and keep an eye on the Twitterfeed too)
What to look out for:
Greens: A good night if they take Ashley; an extraordinary night if they take Easton too. Keep an eye on their results in Bishopston and Cotham, which will be good guides to how they’re doing.
Lib Dems: Key wards are Ashley, Easton and Bishopston. If they take these, it’s their night and they’ll probably have their majority. If they take Southmead it’s a Labour meltdown and they’ll be finished for a generation in Bristol.
Conservatives: Clifton East. If they take this they’re on for a very good night indeed. Any other gains and they’ll be happy.
Labour: Holding Avonmouth would be a victory in current circumstances. They’re looking to take Easton to crow about and would like to hang on in the St Georges. All or any of these could merit describing their night as good.
10.50pm: first results at around 11.30pm?
10.57pm: Worried looking Lib Dems at the Counts Louse
11.15pm: Shirley’s come disguised as a parrot. The Electoral liability in yellow:
11.20pm: Ashley is tight. Jolly Jon has a lot of support in Ashley Down. He might have done it?
11.30pm: UNOFFICIAL: Labour conceding Kingsweston to Lib Dems
11.39pm: UNOFFICIAL: Horfield “tight” but Lib Dem gain. Looks like we’ve Lib Dem Snobocracy on the way …
11.44pm: Labour in 3rd place in Kingsweston. Disaster beckons … Watch out for Southmead …
12.00: Lib Dems ahead by 400 in Kingsweston. It’s a massacre …
12.04: “Gordon has the full support of the PLP,” Deranged geriatric with his care worker
12.18: “Great! I’m been asked to be Home Secretary”
“And I’m Chancellor”
12.23: Everything’s running late because McNamara’s fucked it all up as usual. He’s currently blaming the Euro elections … We might hear about Clifton soon …
12.41: LIb Dems hold Clifton East. OFFICIAL
12.44: Lib Dems hold Eastville. OFFICIAL
Clifton East result –
Lib Dems are walking it. Tories stuck as usual. Bunter should resign by noon tomorrow.
12.53: Eastville result
Green – Vowlsie!- 426
12.58: Recount in Southmead!!!!
12.59: Labour third behind BNP in St George East? Is it worse for Labour than anyone could have imagined?
01.02: Clifton then Cabot to declare soon
01.03: Recount in Lawrence Hill
01.06: OFFICIAL: Cabot LIB DEM HOLD
01.12: Kingsweston: LIB DEM GAIN
01.16: Lockleaze: LIB DEM HOLD – Jerry Hicks third behind Labour.
01.18: Labour hold Lawrence Hill by 9 votes!
01.21: Tories take Frome Vale
01.23: SHOCKER!!! Lib Dems take Southmead!!! Ding dong Hammond is dead. Ha, ha, ha
01.26: Trying to keep up is doing my head in. Gone for cigarette.
01.28: Lib Dems ahead by 700 in Ashley? Greens crashing … I’m gone now.
01.34: Lib Dems gain Hillfields. They’re home and dry. Tescos at Ashton is built!
01.40: Tories gain Henbury
01.41: Tories gain St George East. Lib Dems 4th behind BNP.
01.43: Pickup and Hammond out. Bristolians have done their civic duty tonight.
01.46: Lib Dems hold Redland. End of the dream for blogger Barlow as he comes in 3rd behind Greens!!!
01.49: Labour hold St George West
01.51: Easton is too close to call …
01.52: that was bollocks. Lib Dems have won Easton I now hear (UNOFFICIAL)
01.58: Johnny’s back!!!! Lib Dems hold Easton. Greens third. Turning into another miserable night for them.
02.01: Lib Dems have their majority. Greens and Tories have flunked it.
02.02: Tories hold Westbury. Currently level on seats with Lab with 5 to go …
02.06: Lib Dems take Horfield from Lab. Tories blow this one too.
02.10: Highly effective – and one suspects very expensive – campaigning from the LIb Dems right across the city. Might be time to have a long hard look at their funding arrangements … All gone rather efficiently hasn’t it?
02.25: Lib Dems hold Henleaze
02.27: Cons gain Avonmouth. They’ve got more seats than Labour now.
02.29: Lib Dems hold Ashley easily.
02.30: Charlie and Danielle can be found on Turbo Island with the remains of Jolly Jon’s cider.
02.34: what’s going on in bloody Bishopston? I want to go to bed.
02.36: I’ve spent the whole day calling Horfield Bishopston. See example in the introduction where I describe Bishopston as a key ward for the Lib Dems to win. I meant Horfield. Did the same thing earlier on Twitter too, attributing Bishopston Ward to Rosalie.
02.42. Bollocks to it. I’m calling Bishopston for the Lib Dems. It’s bound to be some sort of McNamara screw up delaying it. No doubt the count was slowed down due to the length of the Euro election form and by the discovery of a serious non-stick envelopes issue.
02.47: Night all.